The 11th Bellerose Bike-A-Thon runs March 5-7th in St. Albert, supporting the Alberta Cancer Foundation & Kids with Cancer Society. Guest blogger & Bellerose Student Marley Reburn shares why this annual fundraising event is so special to her.
This year I am participating in Bellerose’s 11th annual Bike-A-Thon, for my third and final year! Bike-A-Thon isn’t just the 48-hours spent riding the bikes in our atrium, it is countless hours of fundraising, preparing and planning in order to make each year more amazing than the last. This event brings together not just our school, but our entire community for a cause that we are all passionate about. Cancer affects each person in some way, and together as a dedicated group our school is working towards an end to this disease. After my first Bike-A-Thon in 2012 it has been a huge part of my own life. Seeing my peers, teachers and community so enthusiastic in raising funds for the event inspired me to want to do my part as a participant. I am so proud to be a part of a school, and event that truly is making a difference for those facing cancer in Alberta. Each year I have participated in the Bellerose Bike-A-Thon it is the knowledge of what our funds do for patients at the Cross Cancer Institute each day that makes me strive to pedal harder and raise more money. I’m extremely sad that this year will be my last time participating as a rider, but Bike-A-Thon doesn’t end when you get off the bike. It is the passion you live with the rest of your life as an individual who is dedicated to ending cancer.
~By Marley Reburn
Help the students, staff and alumni meet their fundraising goals by making a donation to the Bellerose Bike-A-Thon here.